paging error

i want to do paging with ajax

i am using link_to_remote file and than include partial
for ex.
           items/index.html.erb
                    <%link_to_remote('items',update=>'cont',:url=>{:action=>:list})%>
list.html.erb this is also in items folder
list.html.erb
      <div id ='cont'><%= render :partial => 'list'%></div>
items/_list.html.erb
           in this all display record logic
in controler
           def list
    @items = Item.paginate(:page => params[:page], :per_page => 2)
  respond_to do |format|
     format.html
   format.xml
     format.js {
       render :update do |page|
       page.replace_html 'mcont', :partial => 'list'
  end
    }
   end
  end

i can not redirect this way without link_to_remote this is possible
if any idea about it please give me
Thanks